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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
Launched on December 26th 1989 @ 9% abv. Abv reduced from 9% to 8.5% in 2003.
The particular character and the unique taste of "Delirium Tremens" result from the use of three different kinds of yeast. Its very original packing, which resembles cologne ceramics, and the colourful label contribute to its success.
In 1997, Stuart A. Kallen nominated Delirium Tremens as "best beer in the world". A gold medal during the "world beer championships" in Chicago (1998) confirmed that worldwide recognition.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Clear, golden color. Sparkling. Small, dense head. A good-looking beer. Smells like sweet malt with a fruity character. Taste is malty-sweet, with fruits and flowery hops. Dry hops mouth. Might be called slightly syrupy or sticky. I like this beer. Bottle is very cool too. This bottle was from France and was 9%.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2006 Pale Golden, Hi-Grav Belgian, Alcohol presence was noticable, but I prefer a more prominent hops profile. Maybe mine was a little off (draft), because mine was only very lighty carbonated. I still order this one from time to time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kumite56 (469) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2005
This may not be the best of the belgian strongs but is imenently drinkable and likable in my opinion. Gold colored, fruity, sweet initial with some hops but rather still rather sweet in the finish. Not a bad beer for newbies who prefer a milder hop profile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2005
Bottled. Hazy, golden colour. Medium head, which diminishes pretty quickly. Fruity, orangy aroma with hints of spice and cloves.Tastes fruity, citric, spicy and somewhat yeasty. A nice strong blond ale with a citrus fruits touch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2005
Draught at The Bishops Arms, Gothenburg, Sweden. Golden and a creamy head. Fullbodied with sourish vinegar-aroma and -flavour. A bit metallic with some alcohoil coming through.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2005
bottle. hazy orange. small white head little lacing. very heavily carbonated (not a good feature in my opinion) smelled sweet, initial citrus, sweet yeast, champagne tartness, alchoholic aftertaste. I really did not appreciate the high carbonation, but maybe it was bottle conditioned? Interesting but not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2005
Pours a straw/slightly brownish body, that is somewaht hazy. Has a medium fizzy head. Aromas of spice citrus and malts. Taste is citrus, and malt, with slight alcohol. Feels slightly creamy in the mouth, surprisingly very good....not really what I expected. Was glad to share it with Mr.Manning!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2005
Orange amber with a bubbly, nerf top that very quickly receded to leave an off white ring an a lasting, but thin, film. Interesting aroma with banana, apricot, malt, and some vinegary sourness. Surprisingly, there was no apparent sourness in the flavour, which was strong in banana and higher alcohols. Also, some sweetness, but not a lot of identifiable flavours and not really complex. This beer finishes very cleanly with only a slight hint of bitterness. Carbonation explodes in the mouth. Medium body. Good but nothing extraordinary.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Pours golden with no head. Cherry/raspberry aroma with a hint of spice. Very yeasty sour cherry flavor. Finishes very sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2005
(29 Dec 04) Deep gold, clear and very lively - coats the glass with tiny beads. Its large fizzy white head disappears quickly. Plenty of iron in the nose, along with fruit (gooseberry, citrus) and alcohol. The body is sweet, warming and lively with a short finish.


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